Digital still & video cameras along with editing programs have opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for photographers & videographers at both the professional and consumer levels. Applying filters, stitching together several shots for a panorama, touching up portraits and a variety of other options are just a few clicks away.
Having a powerful computer is essential when it comes to processing modern digital, high-resolution images & videos quickly and efficiently.
The bulk of the load for any workstation rests on the processor (CPU). We offer 2 main different types of systems in this area - the PRO systems features Intel's Socket 2011-3 featuring faster CPU's, with XEON CPU's as optional along with larger RAM capabilities. The other type of system is Socket 1151, 6th Generation Skylake system.
It is however, important to check performance differences before investing heavily into the Xeon processors. More Info
The requirements for a Video card is determined by the software that you are using. CAD software like AutoCad SolidWorks etc can make really good use of nVidia Quadro cards if you require high detail & accuracy. Premiere Pro, for example, can make use of a graphics card with it's Mercury Playback Engine with GPU accelerated effects.
nVidia GTX 1080 now available - beware of the marketing hype around this card, it is NOT 3 times faster but a lot more expensive.... click here for more info
Solid-State Drives (SSD) outperform normal hard drives by up to 4 times faster. Combining an SSD drive along with a traditional Hard Drive gives you the perfect balance between speed and storage. The SSD delivers faster boot and application load times, while the SATA Hard Drive provides you with plenty of storage space. Small capacity SSD's, can fill up very quickly, make certain you have a 2nd hard drive for extra storage.
We prefer not to use M2.SSD drives like the Samsung 950 Pro series as they suffer severely from throttling due to getting too warm. More Info
DDR4 SDRAM is the abbreviation for "double data rate fourth generation synchronous dynamic random-access memory", the latest variant of memory in computing. DDR4 is able to achieve higher speed and efficiency thanks to increased transfer rates and decreased voltage.
DDR4 promises more efficient performance enabling hardware providers to add high-performance computing functions to devices of all shapes and sizes.
The more RAM you have on a system the larger the installation will be. In Windows 7,8 or 10, a normal install with 4Gig of RAM is about 28Gig, 8Gig of RAM 32Gigs, 16Gig of RAM 40Gig, 32Gig of RAM 54Gig, while if you go to 64gigs of RAM, Windows installation may exceed 100gigs. These numbers grow even more as you do windows updates.
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